Global Support Services recognised in FT Future 100 UK list
London and Cheshire-based business Global Support Services (GSS) has been named in the inaugural FT Future 100 UK list of fast growing UK companies that are also making an impact on their industry, or wider society.
GSS offers specialist security solutions nationally through a whole range of services, from trained protection and detection dogs, to surveillance and close protection. Its clients include blue chip companies, government agencies and HNW individuals.
Daniel Mailly, CEO and owner of Global Support Services (GSS) said: “We’re very proud to feature in the FT’s Future 100 UK list of companies who share our ambition for growth while making a positive impact on wider society in the long-term. Since the FT started its ranking of Europe’s 1000 fastest growing companies in 2016, GSS has featured every year, reflecting our focus on sustained expansion.
“We have never been about growing, for the sake of growing. Our philosophy has always been to grow in a sustainable way, to build a better future for others. Sustainability and innovation are core to our DNA. We’ve always been committed to going beyond the remit of security and protection and have introduced positive changes to the way security service staff and customers are treated and have demonstrated how innovation can be used for the good of society.
“Being recognised for diversity by the Financial Times is a real achievement as it has become a central focus for us as we have grown. Women especially are underrepresented in our industry and a lot of hard work has gone into changing the stereotypes of the security sector in order to change those of who delivers it. Our office teams are made up of a majority of women and this is having a trickle down effect to the staff on the ground”
“We take great pride in the work that we do in support of our partners such as Veterans Aid, a charity that I was introduced to through participating in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK (10KSB UK). I also learned the tools and skills needed to achieve my ambitions alongside owners of high growth small businesses who share similar growth challenges and aspirations.”
Global Support Services (GSS) began trading in 2012 with two staff. Six years later, there are over a hundred staff, two offices and plans afoot for international expansion. It was one of the first 100 companies to adopt the Living Wage Foundation, holds Investors in People (Gold) and is recognised as a Home Office centre of excellence for dog training in partnership with their academic partners at the University of Lincoln.